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    Im reconditioning an ACER lappy, its a P4 1.6 or something similar (centrino). What should i put on it? I need to spray paint the exterior, and am going to put on Ubuntu and xp, should i use nLite xp and full 7.04 ubuntu?


  • #2
    nLite XP, taking all of the drivers off that you don't need, slipstream the laptop drivers. I'd go for openSUSE 10.3 rather than ubuntu.
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    • #3
      The thing is that im used to Ubuntu, but if there is one that is considerably faster than the other, i will take it, all i want is a quick system for web browsing that if hibernating, will load back up in about 30 secs.

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      • #4
        hmm, i've never compared speeds before. openSUSE is just my personal fave
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        • #5
          Is is as sexy and easy to use?

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          • #6
            sexy? it can be lol. Very easy to install packages using yAST control center
            [screenshot]http://files.opensuse.org/opensuse/en/5/5d/Yast_control_center-software.png[/screenshot]

            Nice desktop and start menu vista stylee
            [screenshot]http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.media/opensuse_103.png[/screenshot]
            www.paulclegg.me

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            • #7
              Ohh that looks very nice, im gonna get myself that. Any programs avaliable to recondition batteries or guides to fine tuning bios?

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              • #8
                recondition batteries? Usually discharging them fully and them recharging them several times sorts them out.

                If the bios is an 'AWARD' Bios you can hack it with this tool
                http://awdbedit.sourceforge.net/
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                • #9
                  I dont know what bios it is, but thanks for the tip, i would like to see what i could do to improve it or speed it up.

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                  • #10
                    Any more tips?

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